Designed To Survive
Radiation effects Testing
We provide survivability and operational testing of DoD components in natural and man-made environments. We design system-specific test plans, develop detailed test plans, complete testing, and perform thorough analysis of results with system use in mind.
modeling & simulation
We evaluate system, subsystem, component, and material response to radiation environments. Our models provide environments flow down, predict system survival and support design of survivable architectures including shielding design and survivable operation approaches for security, reconnaissance, surveillance, space, and missile defense applications. Our modeling tools include space environments definition, x-ray response and EMP response of electronics, sensors and structures.
We are experts in hardening and operability electrooptic sensors in particular for missile defense. In the last 30 years we have participated in development of many hardened focal plane arrays. We designed and modeled signal processing approaches that mitigate radiation noise in sensor operation. We are the only source capable of evaluating focal plane arrays in a nuclear and optical/infrared environments. Our unique test systems supports seeker and surveillance sensor evaluation in natural and manmade radiation environments.
Expertly Crafted Destruction
We work hard to know the exact point when parts fail, so we can understand how to make them survive. Our nationally recognized subject matter experts produce unparalleled state-of-the-art solutions with the freedom and agility of a small business.
to withstand massive levels of ionizing radiation.
Space Environments Simulated
to characterize in-flight radiation effects.
Focal Planes Characterized
with 1TB of data collected for each full test suite.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
When you need high quality test data, go to Fifth Gait – they are the Bentley of test houses.
I was extremely pleased with the Fifth Gait team’s ability to meet our extremely aggressive schedule.
Fifth Gait has been our specialty-engineering go-to source for a number of programs over the years. Their radiation professionals are second-to-none and provide excellent first-principle science and engineering assistance.
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As a minority woman owned company, Fifth Gait cultivates a highly supportive atmosphere where team members work cross-functionally, learn from each other, and never back down from a challenge. We continuously look for hard working, easy going people full of bright ideas.